Thanks to swapmeetdave.com for the photograph. If you are a plumber would you fancy driving around with this on your van??!!
Welcome to DIY Doctor's blog
88% of people reading this blog will be home owners. We know this from the extensive surveys we do and the millions of statistics we keep.
We also know that almost 90% of you will know of, or be close to a business that could benefit from the extraordinary advertising and marketing DIY Doctor offers.
Advertising is expensive, fact. Most advertising does not work, fact. DIY Doctor advertising however, does work, fact!
The reason our advertising works, where others fail is the contextual way we place adverts. It’s no good having an advert for underpants in the middle of an article about comparing car insurance quotes. Simples.
Our adverts are placed on pages and within articles where they actually become part of the article and help the reader by offering added value to the article. If you read about how to lay bricks and you can click and buy the trowel on the same page, well, even more simples !
Take a look at our promotional video and pass the link on to anyone you know who has a business which could benefit from this kind of advertising. You may even get a share of the money they will make from advertising with DIY Doctor.
Here are some piccies of the team setting up at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham yesterday – but don’t worry, it was all done by the end of the day and ready for the first day today!
DIY Doctor will be giving presentations on the Tricks of the Trade stage on Skim Plastering and Avoiding Cowboy Builders every afternoon over the next four days.
The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show are launching a Trade Day today which will allow any tradespeople to go along and share knowledge, create new contacts and negotiate better prices to stay ahead of the rest! There will be free advice on technical issues and exclusive offers from FMB and HBXL.
This was sent in to us at DIY Doctor and it made us laugh, so we thought we would share it with you …..
Don’t forget, you can avoid the cowboys by using our Find a Tradesman page to receive up to three free, no obligation quotes from reliable and insured tradesmen in your local area.
The DIY Doctor office wanted to share with you our views on Serif’s new PagePlus X5 for professional Desktop Publishing:
‘On first impressions and having never used Serif products in the past I found the install process to be quick, easy and straightforward.
Once installed, the intro screen is quite intuitive and easy to understand for a novice user. It allows you to easily pick the task you would like to embark on. You can either create a new publication, use one of the many pre-loaded templates within the programme or even visit the online help files to learn the basics of how to use PagePlus
The programme comes loaded with a great many templates that cover pretty much any form of business stationary you could wish to create from business cards to CV’s to Newsletters.
Once you have selected the type of stationary you would like to create (in my case some headed business paper) the template opens into the canvas area with a pop up box allowing you to complete all the necessary details from web address to company name and these are inserted into the document for you.
In respect to the editing of a document, this is achieved easily. If you have had any experience with the use of programmes such as Microsoft Word, Paintshop, Photoshop etc…. and the basic operations of these programmes, then PagePlus employs very similar menu’s and layouts. It even works in layers!!
Overall, PagePlus is a very useful programme to have in your arsenal. It allows you to quickly and easily create professional looking documents for your business, helping any user to add a professional touch and image to themselves and their company.
In respect to this point it is especially good for small businesses such as builders and tradesmen as they now have the ability to produce all of their own business documentation that would otherwise cost a great deal if completed by a printing company.’
For more information see www.serif.com